Marco Rubio Starts Rap Beef with Pitbull and Scientists

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Marco Rubio and Pitbull may be the two Cuban-American Miamians who, more than anyone else, have shot to national prominence in their own ways in the past few years, but don't expect the two to be hanging out anytime soon. 

In a new interview with GQ, Sen. Rubio starts some serious beef with Mr. 305, claiming that his lyrics have "no message." Rubio also picks a fight with scientists by proclaiming he has no idea how old the Earth is and no one else does either. (Pssst, Marco: 4.5 billion years. Pass it on.)

Rubio is a well known lover of rap and hip-hop. Just a few months into his Senate career he revealed his favorite new artists was Nicki Minaj. His iPod playlists certainly don't seem like something we'd expect from a Tea Party wonderboy, and in GQ he espouses his love of N.W.A., Tupac, Afrika Bambaataa and Eminem. Apparently, though, he doesn't have much respect for Pit.

"You know you've got the guy from Miami, Pitbull, who's on TV selling a car and then he's advertising for Dr. Pepper," he tells GQ totally unprompted.

GQ decided to mine a little further, and asked "So, Pitbull's too cheesy?"

"His songs are all party songs," Rubio says. "There's no message for him, compared to like an Eminem. But look, there's always been a role for that in American music. There's always been a party person, but he's a young guy. You know, maybe as he gets older, he'll reflect in his music more as time goes on. I mean, he's not Tupac. He's not gonna be writing poetry."

Shots fired!

Yeah, Pitbull errs on the cheesy, party song side, but give the dude some credit, Marco. He's got stuff in the back catalog that goes a little bit deeper than that horrible Men In Black III theme song he churned out this summer.

Rubio also claims that Eminem is the "only guy that speaks at any sort of depth," which, you know, means maybe Rubio should listen to a little bit more rap before going off on it.

Anyway, Rubio also addressed other topics besides music (yeah we tricked you with the celebrity lead, and now we're gonna talk about, you know, boring, important stuff).

Rubio claims that aside from his wife, his best friend is Tea Party superstar Sen. Jim DeMint. He doesn't appreciate people opposed to gay marriage being told to shut up all the time, and he's not exactly sure how old the earth is.

Accepted science holds that the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, but Rubio isn't sold.

"I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that."

Well, actually one of America's growing economic problems is the fact that we're not turning out students who have an education in science at the rates that we should be, so a sitting U.S. Senator who can take sides on rap battles and gets all wishy washy when it comes to science is a bit troubling.

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travelergod
travelergod

In this day and age, scientific literacy is pretty much a must at ALL levels of government, especially at a level where you have the power to craft legislation that directs the scientific progress of the country. In this past election, about a dozen or so politicians for the GOP got booted from office because of utterly stupid statements with regards to human biology, specifically women's reproductive health. Then there's fact that the anti-science bunch, like Todd Akin and Paul Broun want to actively sabotage certain areas of study because it conflicts with their bronze age beliefs.

drianA
drianA

What an idiot! He's a disgrace to the Cuban community.

 

 

 

Kristofer Jesus Castellar
Kristofer Jesus Castellar

He needs to cut the crap, and stop being a P***y F*****, and listen to Some Die Antword, or Odd Future

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

“I think there's a serious problem. The minute that the Republican Party becomes the party – the anti-science party, we have a huge problem. We lose a whole lot of people who would otherwise allow us to win the election in 2012. When we take a position that isn't willing to embrace evolution, when we take a position that basically runs counter to what 98 of 100 climate scientists have said, what the National Academy of Science – Sciences has said about what is causing climate change and man's contribution to it, I think we find ourselves on the wrong side of science, and, therefore, in a losing position. jon huntsman”

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

Pablo Ramírez
Pablo Ramírez

Pssssst, Miami New Times; the earth is about 14-16 Billion years old... pass that along. Learn what your talking about before ranting "worthless knowledge". aight!?

Jeff Feldman
Jeff Feldman

Since when are Senators supposed to be archaeologists?

Ryan Johnny Thayil
Ryan Johnny Thayil

I don't agree with the guy's politics but he seems to have a point. Pitbull does suck, and he isn't a scientist so why does he have to talk about science?

Bettie Kay
Bettie Kay

Musically he's spot on..pitbull sucks.

GoodbyeFool
GoodbyeFool

Rubio is a clown.   With his track record of owning a home (that went into foreclosure) with the HUGE criminal and Rubio's buddy, David Rivera, it's surprising he's made it this far.

José Manuel
José Manuel

This guy Rubio is such a freaking idiot.

Sam Heywood
Sam Heywood

"I don't know what it means. I'll be honest, I don't think anyone knows what it means anymore. Scholars maintain that the translation was lost hundreds of years ago."

Leo Martinez
Leo Martinez

Tell him to ask a science teacher, assuming they're not all laid off yet.

Otto Marquez
Otto Marquez

marco rubio es un pendejo! que no vale ni pa un carajo! , total ya no lo quieren ni los mismos cubanos.

travelergod
travelergod

 @drianA More than that, he's a disgrace to the whole state of Florida.

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